The plant equivalent to fruitcake. Don't get me wrong, I like fruitcake, really. There are so many colors to choose from but they all like to kept in a bright filtered light and away from drafty areas. Let the poinsettia go dry to the touch in between watering and never waterlog it. It is hard to know how fresh a poinsettia is just by looking at the leaves but there are two things to look for -- little or no yellow pollen in the center of the plant and that the plant is compact as comparative to leggy. For a different twist, literally, pick up the Winter Rose poinsettia, which looks like a crinkled flower.
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